NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 14, 2018


 

Avengers: Infinity War

Genre: Action

Director: Anthony & Joe Russo

Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality.

 

Bad Samaritan

Genre: Suspense

Director: Dean Devlin

Starring: David Tennant

A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

 

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

Genre: Western

Director: Robert M Young

Starring: Edward James Olmos

Forced to run from the Texas Rangers after a heated misunderstanding leads to the death of a lawman, Mexican American farmer Gregorio Cortez sets off in desperate flight, evading a massive manhunt on horseback for days.

 

The Escape

Genre: Drama

Director: Dominic Savage

Starring: Gemma Arterton

In desperate need of a change, Tara one day makes a bold decision. Armed with a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to rediscover herself in a new city. But walking out of her life isn't so simple.

 

Fat City (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: John Huston

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Stacy Keach

A powerful and gripping story about personal wins and losses in the raw, rugged world of amateur boxing.

 

Furlough

Genre: Comedy

Director: Laurie Collyer

Starring: Anna Paquin

When an inmate is granted one weekend out of prison to see her dying mother, a rookie correction officer struggles to keep her under control.

 

Go Fish

Genre: Comedy

When Erica Clements's blessed life hits rock bottom, a series of comically chaotic events involving a unicorn paddleboat help her realize the importance of letting go.

 

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Sophie Fiennes

An electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones's bold aesthetic.

 

The House of Tomorrow

Genre: Comedy

 Director: Peter Livolsi

Starring: Asa Butterfield

The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.

 

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

 Genre: Comedy

 Director: John Cameron Mitchell

 Starring: Nicole Kidman

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe, the London suburb of Croydon.

 

The Only Living Boy in New York

 Genre: Drama

 Director: Chloe Zhao

 Starring: Brady Jandreau

 After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

 

Shock and Awe

 Genre: Drama

 Director: Marc Webb

Starring: Callum Turner, Jeff Bridges

A recent college graduate who discovers that his father is cheating on his mother only to become smitten with his father's mistress. He also gets life lessons from his new neighbor.

 

Smashing Time (Classic)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Desmond Davis

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Michael York

Carnaby Street will never be the same after Yvonne and Brenda embark on a mod adventure to fulfill their dreams of excitement and success. In the beginning, they stick together and get by working as cocktail hostesses and dishwashers. However, their luck changes in no time and they part ways while swinging into fame, Yvonne as a recording star and Brenda as 'the face of the 1970s', realizing that smashing times must come to an end.

 

200 Motels (Classic)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Tony Palmer. Frank Zappa

Starring: Ringo Starr, Theodore Bikel

Against the real-life backdrop of the US deployment of WMDs in Europe during the escalating Cold War, this agonizingly graphic film about nuclear holocaust It is Frank Zappa's outrageous, psychedelic precursor to the birth of the music video, his hilarious response to the burning question of what to do with road-wrecked musicians. Should they rip off the motel's towels and ashtrays or merely quit the group? Dare they rebel against the tyranny of the merciless Zappa?

 

Yasmina & Mohammed (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Yasmina Khadra's epic story is far from ordinary. The bestselling author whose early novels are set during the Algerian civil war in the 1990s is a former Algerian army officer, Mohammed Moulessehoul. He fought against the rise of Islamic fundamentalism that plunged his country into a bloodbath. He spent his sleepless nights writing novels published under a pseudo coined from his wife's first names.

 

The Yellow Birds

Genre: Drama

Director: Alexadre Moors

Starring: Jennifer Aniston

Against the explosive backdrop of the Iraq War, young soldiers Brandon Bartle and Daniel Murphy forge a deep bond of friendship. When tragedy strikes the platoon, one soldier must return home to face the hard truth behind the incident, and help a grieving mother find peace.

 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 7, 2018


 

Bye Bye Germany (Foreign Language - German)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Sam Garbarski

Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann and his Jewish friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they get the money in these tough post-war times? The smooth-talking businessman focuses on what the Germans now need most: fine bed linens nicely wrapped in amusing stories. The six talented entertainers go from home to home, praising housewives with ashy chutzpah until the flattered ladies have no choice but to buy their irresistible items.

 

The Day After

Genre: Drama

Director: NIcholas Meyer

Starring: Jason Robards, Jobeth Williams

Against the real-life backdrop of the US deployment of WMDs in Europe during the escalating Cold War, this agonizingly graphic film about nuclear holocaust detonated a direct hit into the heartland of America. When Cold War tensions reach the ultimate boiling point, the inhabitants of a small town in Kansas learn, along with the rest of America, that they have less than 30 minutes before 300 Soviet warheads begin to appear overhead! Includes both 122-minute TV cut and 127-minute theatrical cut.

 

The Death of Superman

Genre: Animated

Superman battles against an insurmountable foe named Doomsday.

 

Get Shorty (Series)

Genre: Comedy

The story of Miles Daly, who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada and attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film.

 

Life of the Party

Genre: Comedy

Director: Ben Falcone

Starring: Melissa McCarthy

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into re-set by going back to college, landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who's not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna, now Dee Rock, embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to

 

Lipstick Under My Burkha (Foriegn Language - Hindi)

Genre: Drama

Set in the crowded by-lanes of small town India, this chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom. Though stifled and trapped in their worlds, these four women claim their desires through small acts of courage and stealthy rebellion.

 

Lou Andreas-Salome: The Audacity to be Free (Foriegn Language - German)

Genre: Drama

Lou Andreas-Salome, the woman who enraptured nineteenth century Europe's greatest minds, recounts her life to Ernst Pfeiffer in this German film directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post. A published novelist, poet and essayist, Salome's desire to live a life free from convention scandalized society but spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Ree and her lover, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Working with Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst.

 

Lowlife

Genre: Action

Director: Ryan Prows

Starring: Nicki Micheaux

The sordid lives of an addict, an ex-con, and a luchador collide when an organ harvesting caper goes very, very wrong.

 

Marrowbone

Genre: Horrow

Four siblings move to America with their mother to escape a troubled past. When she dies, they vow to stay together, no matter what. But when a ghostly presence torments what's left of their family, and a lawyer threatens their pact, the four must stand together or be torn apart forever in this chilling thriller.

Director: Stephen Soderbergh

 

1982: The US Festival (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Authorized story of the 1982 Us Festival. Features remastered live performances by chart-topping superstars, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, alt-rock trio The Police, blues rock heroes Fleetwood Mac, guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana, retro-chic favorites The B-52s, and new wave icons The Cars; and many more.

 

On Chesil Beach

Genre: Drama

Director: Dominic Cook

Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

 

Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (Classic)

Genre: Drama

 Director: Sam O'Steen

Starring: Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Durning

A widow and a married mail carrier meet and fall in love.

 

A Reckoning

Genre: Action

Director: Justin Lee

Starring: June Dietrich

After her husband is brutally murdered, a widowed homesteader leaves everything behind and sets out on a dangerous journey into the wilderness to seek revenge by hunting down his killer.

 

 

 

The Rider

Genre: Suspense

Director: Chloe Zhao

Starring: Brady Jandreau

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

 

Wildling

Genre: Drama

Director: Fritz Bohm

Starring: Liv Tyler, Brad Dourif

A blossoming teenager uncovers the dark secret behind her traumatic childhood. 

 

Zama (Foreign Language - Spanish)

Genre: Drama

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors' who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives.

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 31, 2018

 

Charley Chase at Hal Roach: The Talkies, Volume One (Classic)

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd

Comedian Charley Chase was a consistent box-office money and fun-maker for producer Hal Roach during the silent and sound eras. Volume One is the beginning of the first comprehensive collection of Chase's Hal Roach talkie comedies, culled from 1930-31, years in which many of his films featured Charley's frequent leading lady, the lovely and vivacious Thelma Todd, later a Hal Roach star too.

 

Counterpart: The Complete First Season (Series)

Genre: Sci-Fi

Starring: JK Simmons

Howard Silk is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross, where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world.

 

Dark Crimes

Genre: Documentary

Director: Alexandros Avranos

Starring: Jim Carrey

When police officer Tadek finds connections between an unsolved murder and a crime from a book by famous writer Krystov Kozlov, Tadek begins to pursue Kozlov and his girlfriend, a secretive sex-club worker. As his fixation with Kozlov grows, Tadek falls into a deadly underworld of sex, lies, and corruption to find the alarming, deadly truth.

 

Final Portrait

Genre: Drama

Director: Stanley Tucci

Starring: Geoffrey Rush

The story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord's eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process.


He Who Gets Slapped (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Victor Sjostrom

Starring: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer

Slap him once, slap him 100 times, the Big Top crowd roars. The clown known to delighted throngs as HE has made a comedic art of getting batted around. Life has battered him even more. Behind the mask, HE hides the torment of once being a brilliant scientist whose research and wife were stolen by a colleague. And behind the mask, when the time comes, HE realizes his revenge.

 

Kings

Genre: Drama

Starring: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig

The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.

 

Overboard

Genre: Comedy

Director: Rob Greenberg

Starring: Ana Faris

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.


Petulia (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Richard Lester

Starring: Julie Christie, George C Scott

An unhappily married socialite trys to get through to a recently divorced doctor, who, in his own words, just wants to feel something. He'll soon feel, even hurt, a lot.

 

Tully

Genre: Comedy

Director: Jason Reitman

Starring: Charlize Theron

The film is about Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.


 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 24, 2018

 

I Walk Alone (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Byron Haskin

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott

Partners Frankie and Noll split up to evade capture by the police. Frankie is caught and jailed, but Noll manages to escape and open a posh New York City nightclub. Years later Frankie is released from the clink and visits Noll with the intention of collecting his half of the nightclub's profits. But Noll, who has no intention of being so equitable, uses his ex-girlfriend Kay to divert Frankie from his intended goal.

 

Irma La Douce (Classic)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Billy Wlder

Starring: Shirley Maclaine, Jack Lemmon

Meet Nestor, a young man with a very complicated love life. To keep his beloved, the proud and profitable woman of the streets Irma la Douce, off the streets, he disguises himself as Lord X, who immediately becomes Irma's sole client and means of support. But what's a jealous boyfriend to do when the illustrious Irma claims that the man she's really in love with is not the smitten Nestor, but the dotty old Lord himself?

 

Love After Love

Genre: Drama

Director: Russell Harbough

Starring: Andie McDowell, Chris O'Dowd

A film about the world's first all-girl punk band, who formed in London in 1976. Contemporaries of the Clash and the Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as 'Punky Reggae.' The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the band's inception in 1976 to the band's end in 2010, coinciding with the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.

 

Razzia (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

In the searing and mesmerizing drama, five Moroccans from different social and religious strata are pushed to the fringe by their extremist government. Spanning three decades and several storylines, director Nabil Ayouch weaves an intricate tale of lost loves, forbidden desires, and fragile dreams in modern day Morocco. The Moroccan Entry for the 2018 Academy Awards, the film was the Opening Night Film at the 2018 New York Jewish Film Festival.


Ready Player One

Genre: Action

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 17, 2018

 

Disobedience

Genre: Drama

Director: Sebastian Libelio

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz

A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

 

The Half-Life of Genius (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Schreiber was one of Oppenheimer's brilliant young physicists recruited for the Manhattan Project during World War II. He was entrusted to carry the Plutonium core to Tinian Island where he would assemble the atomic bomb known to history as 'Fatman.' In the mid-fifties, he was selected to lead the American effort to build powerful nuclear rocket engines in the secrecy of the Nevada desert just miles from the infamous Area 51.

 

Here to be Heard: The Story of the Slits (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: William Badgly

A film about the world's first all-girl punk band, who formed in London in 1976. Contemporaries of the Clash and the Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as 'Punky Reggae.' The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the band's inception in 1976 to the band's end in 2010, coinciding with the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.

 

The Housemaid (Foreign Language - Vietnamese)

Genre: Drama

Director: Derek Nguyen

Vietnam, 1953: Linh, a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a house cleaner in a crumbling plantation presided over by the emotionally fragile French officer Sebastien Laurent. Soon, a torrid love affair develops between the two, a taboo romance that rouses the ghost of Laurent's dead wife, who won't rest until blood flows. Submerged in moody Gothic atmosphere, this stylish supernatural saga confronts the dark shadows of Vietnam's colonial past while delivering heart-stopping scares.


I Fell Pretty

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Amy Schumer

A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?

 

Isle of Dogs

Genre: Animated

Director: Wes Anderson

Set in Japan, this follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

 

Personal Problems (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Bill Gunn

Starring: Bill Gunn

The extraordinary, rough-edged ensemble piece explores black working-class lives with candor and emotional intensity and features a who's who of important artists.


Rampage

Genre: Action

Director: Brad Peyton

Starring: Dwayne Johnson

When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

 

Sex, LIes & Videotape

Genre: Drama

Director: Stephen Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie McDowell

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.


Sneaky Pete: Season One (Series)

Genre: Drama

Starring: Giovanni Ribisi

A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, reuniting with his estranged family, which threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he's escaping.

 

Truth or Dare

Genre: Suspense

Director: Jeff Wadlow

Starring: Tyler Posey

A harmless game of truth or dare among friends turns deadly when someone, or something, begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

 

The Tunnel: Vengeance - Complete Third Season (Series)

Genre: Drama

The emotionally charged finale of the acclaimed bilingual crime thriller reunites Stephen Dillane with Clemence Poesy for the last outing of the unlikely Anglo-French partnership. Set amidst mid-Brexit hysteria, an escalating refugee crisis, and the increasing threat of terror from disenfranchised, exiled souls on whom society has turned its back.

 

You Were Never Really Here

Genre: Drama

Director: Lynn Ramsey

Starring: Joaquin Pheonix

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered, leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

 

 

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